The comeuppance edition.
Have you ever gotten a letter from lawyer that tried to bully you? Or know someone who got one? Or just had someone throw their weight around in a really bothersome way at your expense?
Jake Freivald lives in a town in New Jersey and put up his own, little appreciative website for it. And then one day, he got a cease-and-desist letter from a lawyer, Richard Trenk, the Township Attorney. One of those, "let me push you around a bit because I can and want to frighten you" things. And that, unfortunately, should have put an ed to Mr. Freivald's little effort.
Except that he didn't let it end. He either had a friend who was a lawyer, or spoke with a lawyer and was as pissed off as Jake Freivald. And this attorney, Stephen B. Kaplitt, took the case pro bono and wrote back. Let's just say he wasn't frightened.
"Obviously [your letter] was sent in jest, and the world can certainly use more legal satire. Bravo, Mr. Trenk!"
He is just getting warmed up. It's quite wonderful, and you can see the whole letter here.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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